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[[File:ZoetermeerAdventskerk.jpg|300px|thumbnail|right|''Adventskerk, Zoetermeer.<br />
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Zoetermeer, a village in the Dutch province of South Holland, in the 17th century the seat of a [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] Mennonite congregation, usually called Zoetermeer and Zegwaard. Concerning its history very little is known. It was always subsidized by Rotterdam and other Mennonite congregations. About 1695 Jan van Gaveren was its preacher, but its pulpit was mostly vacant. In 1710-11 this very small church contributed 26 guilders to the relief of the Swiss Brethren, but soon after, according to a letter by the church board of Rotterdam of 13 March 1713, it dissolved.
 
Zoetermeer, a village in the Dutch province of South Holland, in the 17th century the seat of a [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] Mennonite congregation, usually called Zoetermeer and Zegwaard. Concerning its history very little is known. It was always subsidized by Rotterdam and other Mennonite congregations. About 1695 Jan van Gaveren was its preacher, but its pulpit was mostly vacant. In 1710-11 this very small church contributed 26 guilders to the relief of the Swiss Brethren, but soon after, according to a letter by the church board of Rotterdam of 13 March 1713, it dissolved.
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In the mid-1970s, a Mennonite group developed in Zoetermeer, the Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zoetermeer, and worked together with other liberal Christian groups. Together they formed the Vrijzinnig Christelijke Geloofsgemeenschap te Zoetermeer (Liberal Christian Faith Community in Zoetermeer). The group meets in the Adventskerk.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland,Utrecht en Gelderland</em>. 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. II, 43, 131.
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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland,Utrecht en Gelderland</em>, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. II, 43, 131.
  
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em>. (1918): 69.
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em>. (1918): 69.
  
Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, 2, No. 514.
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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, 2, No. 514.
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'''Congregation''': Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zoetermeer
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'''Address''': Julianalaan 3, 2712 CB Zoetermeer, Netherlands
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'''Telephone''': 079-3166176
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'''Church website''': [http://www.dgzoetermeer.doopsgezind.nl/ Vrijzinnig Christelijke Geloofsgemeenschap te Zoetermeer]
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'''Denominational affiliation''':
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[http://www.doopsgezind.nl/ Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit]
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Adventskerk, Zoetermeer.
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Zoetermeer, a village in the Dutch province of South Holland, in the 17th century the seat of a Flemish Mennonite congregation, usually called Zoetermeer and Zegwaard. Concerning its history very little is known. It was always subsidized by Rotterdam and other Mennonite congregations. About 1695 Jan van Gaveren was its preacher, but its pulpit was mostly vacant. In 1710-11 this very small church contributed 26 guilders to the relief of the Swiss Brethren, but soon after, according to a letter by the church board of Rotterdam of 13 March 1713, it dissolved.

In the mid-1970s, a Mennonite group developed in Zoetermeer, the Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zoetermeer, and worked together with other liberal Christian groups. Together they formed the Vrijzinnig Christelijke Geloofsgemeenschap te Zoetermeer (Liberal Christian Faith Community in Zoetermeer). The group meets in the Adventskerk.

[edit] Bibliography

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland,Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. II, 43, 131.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen. (1918): 69.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, 2, No. 514.

[edit] Additional Information

Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zoetermeer

Address: Julianalaan 3, 2712 CB Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Telephone: 079-3166176

Church website: Vrijzinnig Christelijke Geloofsgemeenschap te Zoetermeer

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published October 2014


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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. "Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2014. Web. 6 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoetermeer_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=125968.

APA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. (October 2014). Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoetermeer_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=125968.




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